Samantha Hurst

Overfunding: Sports Nutrition Brand TRIBE Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Less than one week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based sports nutrition brand, TRIBE, has surpassed its initial £1 million funding target thanks to nearly 850 investors. The company reported that in the past 18 months since the founders quit their jobs to… Read More

Global Cryptocurrency Crowdfunding Platform FundYourselfNow Announces First Quarter 2018 Launch

FundYourselfNow, a global cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform, announced earlier this week it is set to launch in the first quarter of 2018. The funding portal revealed: “The year 2016 saw over $200 million worth of cryptocurrency investments raised though the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) process. But… Read More

Rock & Metal Music Service Primordial Radio Hits Seedrs to Raise £130,000

Primordial Radio, a rock and metal entertainment service that combines the freedom of streaming with the intimacy of a radio, has recently launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £130,000.  According to Primordial Radio, the platform serves the UK rock and metal community…. Read More

Sugru Secures £2 Million During Second Crowdcube Funding Round

Moldable glue company Sugru secured £2 million during its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round, which was originally seeking £1.5 million, was completed on Friday evening. Sugru currently has its products being sold and used in more than 170 countries with patents granted in Europe, the… Read More

Museum of the Moving Image Completes Jim Henson Exhibit Kickstarter With Over $144,000 in Funding

On Thursday, Museum of the Moving Image completed the Jim Henson Exhibition Kickstarter campaign. The initiative successfully raised $144,230 from 2,072 backers. As previously reported, the museum stated it was seeking a minimum of $40,000 for the exhibition, which will explore the world of the Muppets… Read More

Update: Derby Brewing Co. Extends Crowdcube Funding Round

UK-based Derby Brewing Co. announced on Friday it has officially extended its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. This news comes just a couple of weeks after the brewery increased its equity offering from 3.86% to 6.5% through the funding round and decreased its initial valuation from £12,459,364… Read More

Netherlands’ Rabobank Forms Partnership With Fintech Firm Signicat to Launch New Digital Identity Service

On Thursday, Netherlands-based Rabobank announced it teamed up with fintech firm Signicat to launch their digital identity service provider (DISP) called Rabo eBusiness. According to the companies, this new service offers a range of online login, identity, signature and archiving solutions. It also provides “optimal convenience”… Read More

Indiegogo Pulls the Plug on Titan Note After the Swedish Transcription Project Surpasses $1.1 Million

Just after Swedish project, Titan Note, secured more than $1 million through its Indiegogo campaign and moved to InDemand, the global crowdfunding platform reportedly pulled the plug on the initiative and is now under review by the Trust & Safety Team. The Titan Note was… Read More

Kickstarter Set to Bring More Than 100 Funded Projects to the 2017 Bay Area Maker Faire

On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it is set to bring over 100 funded projects to the 2017 Maker Faire, which will be held May 19th through the 21st in San Mateo, California. Maker Faire describes itself as a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and… Read More

Cheers: London’s 8O8 Drinks Company Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs

8O8 Drinks Company, a London-based whisky brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 as it prepares for expansion. Founded in 2014 by co-founders, Tommy Danvers and Paul Pullinger, 8O8 is described as a fresh and modernized whisky for the younger generation. It… Read More

TeachPitch Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £400,000 to Accelerate Commercial Growth in Asia

Just one year after securing £300,000 through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, education technology company, TeachPitch, has returned to the funding portal, seeking an additional £400,000 as it prepares to expand commercially into Asia. According to its description, TeachPitch was created to tackle… Read More

PicoBrew’s Pico C Named Most Successful Food Project on Kickstarter After Surpassing $1.812 Million

With less than 24 hours until its Pico C Kickstarter comes to an end, PicoBrew announced the project has successfully surpassed $1.812 million, making it the most successful food Kickstarter campaign. Speaking about the campaign’s huge milestone, Dr. Bill Mitchell, PicoBrew’s CEO, stated: “Wow! Thank you… Read More

Due to Strong Investor Demand: Assetz Capital Extends Promotional Rate Increase

UK-based peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital announced on Friday it is extending the deadline on its 30-Day Access Account promotional rate from May 11th to midday on June 6th. According to the online lending platform, since the rate increase went live on April 13th, investors have had access to a target, capped return of 4.75% per annum… Read More

Success: Women’s Clothing Brand Hope’s Crowdcube Campaign Overfunds

On Thursday, British womenswear fashion brand Hope surpassed its initial £500,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. This news comes just a few day after the company announced the initiative’s extension. Founded in 2015, Hope aims to attract women of all shapes, sizes, and ages… Read More

Unbelievable: Weighted Blanket “Gravity” Surpasses $3 Million in Two Weeks on Kickstarter

Just two weeks after New York entrepreneur, John Florentino, launched a Kickstarter campaign for his weighted blanket, Gravity, the project scored $3 million from more than 15,000 backers. The initiative was launched at the end of April, seeking to raise only $21,500.  As previously reported, Gravity… Read More

Sugru Set to Complete Latest Crowdcube Round With Over £1.8 Million in Funding

With its latest equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube set to close tomorrow (May 12th), moldable glue company Sugru has successfully secured over £1.8 million. The initiative made its debut in March with a funding target of £1.5 million and was extended in April to attract more… Read More

China Rapid Finance Unveils Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option For the Purchase of Additional ADSs

On Thursday, peer-to-peer lender China Rapid Finance (NYSE: XRF) that the underwriters of its previously announced initial public offering (IPO) have exercised in full the option to purchase an additional 1.5 million American depositary shares (“ADSs”) from China Rapid Finance to cover over-allotments. According to… Read More

Innovate Finance Seeks Support From UK Government & Political Parties For Fintech Election Pledge

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global fintech, announced on Thursday it sought support from UK Government, as well as political parties across the spectrum, for its Fintech Election Pledge. While sharing details about the Fintech Election Pledge initiative, Innovate Finance stated: “The United Kingdom’s digital… Read More

RealtyShares Appoints Former CEO of Cushman & Wakefield Edward Forst As New Board of Directors Member

Real estate marketplace lending platform RealtyShares announced on Thursday that Edward Forst, former president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, was named the newest member of the company’s board of directors. According to RealtyShares, Forst oversaw 16,000 real estate professionals in 60 countries at Cushman & Wakefield. He joined… Read More

FIS & The Venture Center Selects Ten Startup Companies For Global Fintech Accelerator Program

On Thursday, fintech firm FIS (NYSE: FIS), with The Venture Center, announced ten startups have been selected to participate in the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator program. The selected companies will notably participate in a 12-week program that is designed to accelerate the development of their… Read More